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“As I write, I am nearly three decades older than Sara when she died. In multiple ways, my life has been happy and fulfilled. . . . How is it then that I carry a sore spot deep in my soul for something lost so long ago? I cannot say why, only that this is true. On rare occasions, I am again three, wishing for my mother more than anything in the world.”

Virginia journalist Margaret Edds was three when her vibrant young mother died in 1950. How do you discover a woman you barely knew? If you’re lucky like Edds, you unearth hundreds of letters that lead you from southern Tennessee to a World War II city that helped birth the atomic bomb to the Kentucky coal fields and deep into the human heart. Finding Sara is a unique and heartwarming memoir that resurrects a lost relationship and a gentler America.

To read an excerpt from Finding Sara click here.

 

“Beautifully told and incredibly moving…
achingly real.”

Lee Smith, author of
The Lost Girls, Southern Book Critics Circle Award


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“The reader will take an unforgettable journey through Margaret’s writing…A must read for those searching for their past.”
Maggi Vaughn, Poet Laureate of Tennessee